Ocean & Coastal Shoreline Regions

Ocean and Coastal economic data may be selected by choosing ocean adjacent county regions. The Ocean Economy sector data are available for 2005 through 2010 in eight coastal regions that were established by the Coastal Services Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration. These are provided as a regional reference of data and information relevant to their states and local economies.
Note: These shoreline regions were revised with the release of the January 2014 ENOW data. Data obtained from NOEP prior to 2014 may not be consistent with the current release.

These ocean shoreline regions are also available for selectiing data from the Coastal Economy and Population & Housing datasets. In addition, these datasets may be selected for the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions of Florida.

The states and coastal counties that make up these regions are listed here.

Ocean Coastal Region State County
Florida, Atlantic Coast Florida Brevard
Broward
Duval
Flagler
Indian River
Martin
Miami-Dade
Nassau
Palm Beach
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Volusia
Florida, Gulf Coast Florida Bay
Charlotte
Citrus
Collier
Dixie
Escambia
Franklin
Gulf
Hernando
Hillsborough
Jefferson
Lee
Levy
Manatee
Monroe
Okaloosa
Pasco
Pinellas
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Taylor
Wakulla
Walton
Northeast Connecticut Fairfield
Middlesex
New Haven
New London
Maine Cumberland
Hancock
Knox
Lincoln
Sagadahoc
Waldo
Washington
York
Massachusetts Barnstable
Bristol
Dukes
Essex
Middlesex
Nantucket
Norfolk
Plymouth
Suffolk
New Hampshire Rockingham
Strafford
Rhode Island Bristol
Kent
Newport
Providence
Washington
Mid-Atlantic Delaware Kent
New Castle
Sussex
Maryland Anne Arundel
Baltimore
Calvert
Caroline
Cecil
Charles
Dorchester
Harford
Kent
Prince Georges
Queen Annes
St. Marys
Somerset
Talbot
Wicomico
Worcester
Baltimore City
New Jersey Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Hudson
Middlesex
Monmouth
Ocean
Salem
Somerset
Union
New York Albany
Bronx
Dutchess
Kings
Nassau
New York
Orange
Putnam
Queens
Richmond
Rockland
Suffolk
Westchester
Pennsylvania Bucks
Delaware
Philadelphia
Virginia Accomack
Alexandria (city)
Arlington
Caroline
Charles City
Chesapeake (city)
Chesterfield
Essex
Fairfax
Gloucester
Hampton (city)
Hanover
Henrico
Hopewell (city)
Isle of Wight
James City
King and Queen
King George
King William
Lancaster
Mathews
Middlesex
New Kent
Newport News (city)
Norfolk (city)
Northampton
Northumberland
Poquoson (city)
Portsmouth (city)
Prince George
Richmond
Richmond City
Spotsylvania
Stafford
Surry
Virginia Beach
Westmoreland
Williamsburg
York
Southeast Florida Brevard
Broward
Clay
Duval
Flagler
Indian River
Martin
Miami-Dade
Nassau
Orange
Palm Beach
Putnam
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Seminole
Volusia
Georgia Brantley
Bryan
Camden
Charlton
Chatham
Glynn
Liberty
McIntosh
Wayne
North Carolina Beaufort
Bertie
Brunswick
Camden
Carteret
Chowan
Craven
Currituck
Dare
Gates
Hertford
Hyde
New Hanover
Onslow
Pamlico
Pasquotank
Pender
Perquimans
Tyrrell
Washington
South Carolina Beaufort
Berkeley
Charleston
Colleton
Dorchester
Georgetown
Horry
Jasper
Gulf of Mexico Alabama Baldwin
Mobile
Florida Bay
Charlotte
Citrus
Collier
Dixie
Escambia
Franklin
Gulf
Hernando
Hillsborough
Jefferson
Lake
Lee
Leon
Levy
Liberty
Manatee
Monroe
Okaloosa
Pasco
Pinellas
Polk
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Taylor
Wakulla
Walton
Louisiana Calcasieu
Cameron
Iberia
Jefferson
Lafourche
Livingston
Orleans
Plaquemines
St. Bernard
St. Charles
St. James
St. John the Baptist
St. Martin
St. Mary
St. Tammany
Tangipahoa
Terrebonne
Vermilion
Mississippi Hancock
Harrison
Jackson
Texas Aransas
Brazoria
Calhoun
Cameron
Chambers
Galveston
Harris
Jackson
Jefferson
Kenedy
Kleberg
Matagorda
Nueces
Orange
Refugio
San Patricio
Victoria
Willacy
Great Lakes Illinois Cook
Lake
Indiana Lake
La Porte
Porter
Michigan Alcona
Alger
Allegan
Alpena
Antrim
Arenac
Baraga
Bay
Benzie
Berrien
Charlevoix
Cheboygan
Chippewa
Delta
Emmet
Gogebic
Grand Traverse
Houghton
Huron
Iosco
Keweenaw
Leelanau
Luce
Mackinac
Macomb
Manistee
Marquette
Mason
Menominee
Monroe
Muskegon
Oceana
Ontonagon
Ottawa
Presque Isle
St. Clair
Sanilac
Schoolcraft
Tuscola
Van Buren
Wayne
Minnesota Cook
Lake
St. Louis
New York Cayuga
Chautauqua
Erie
Jefferson
Monroe
Niagara
Orleans
Oswego
St. Lawrence
Wayne
Ohio Ashtabula
Cuyahoga
Erie
Lake
Lorain
Lucas
Ottawa
Sandusky
Wood
Pennsylvania Erie
Wisconsin Ashland
Bayfield
Brown
Door
Douglas
Iron
Kenosha
Kewaunee
Manitowoc
Marinette
Milwaukee
Oconto
Ozaukee
Racine
Sheboygan
West Coast California Alameda
Contra Costa
Del Norte
Humboldt
Los Angeles
Marin
Mendocino
Monterey
Napa
Orange
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Solano
Sonoma
Ventura
Yolo
Oregon Clatsop
Columbia
Coos
Curry
Douglas
Lane
Lincoln
Multnomah
Tillamook
Washington Clallam
Grays Harbor
Island
Jefferson
King
Kitsap
Mason
Pacific
Pierce
San Juan
Skagit
Snohomish
Thurston
Wahkiakum
Whatcom
North Pacific Alaska Aleutians East
Aleutians West
Anchorage
Bethel
Bristol Bay
Dillingham
Haines
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Juneau
Kenai Peninsula
Ketchikan Gateway
Kodiak Island
Lake and Peninsula
Matanuska-Susitna
Nome
North Slope
Northwest Arctic
Petersburg Census Area
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan
Sitka
Valdez-Cordova
Wade Hampton
Wrangell-Petersburg
Yakutat City and Borough
Pacific Hawaii Hawaii
Honolulu
Kalawao
Kauai
Maui

updated 5-Nov-2014